This weeks ActingUpRadio – Casting Director & coach Marci Liroff and the second half of the show… Director Brayden DeMorest-Purdy
Marci Liroff’s extensive credits as a casting director span more than 50 films.
While working at the renowned casting office of Fenton-Feinberg Casting she, along with Mike Fenton, cast such films as Bob Clark’s A Christmas Story and Porky’s; the Academy Award-nominated Poltergeist; Steven Spielberg’s E.T.– The Extra Terrestrial and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.
After establishing her own casting company in 1983, MARCI LIROFF CASTING, Liroff cast several successful films including Footloose, St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, The Iron Giant, The Spitfire Grill, Untamed Heart, Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Vampire Academy and The Sublime and Beautiful, which she produced as well.
Whether it’s an indie or big blockbuster movie, Liroff makes a good film great and a great film a classic.
Liroff is a proud member of The Television Academy, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Casting Society of America, CSA, where she serves on the Board of Governors.
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Director Brayden DeMorest-Purdy
Brayden DeMorest-Purdy is a movie director and producer. He is originally from Toronto, Ontario and developed the passion for filmmaking at a very young age. Brayden started to write and direct independent films with his friends and turned this passion into his very own production company, The Nerdy Kid Productions.
At 15, Brayden was the youngest student ever to receive a full day Co-operative Internship at a local TV studio. He started his journey as an audio technician and over the next two years at the TV station began directing live TV shows, including a popular live breakfast television show called DayTime. At 17, Brayden was asked to develop, create and direct multiple platforms, such as TV shows, music videos, commercials, and movies.
At 18, Brayden’s next directorial move was to apply to Vancouver Film School, where he was one of the youngest students ever accepted. He moved to Vancouver to follow his passion and his dream. While at the prestigious VFS, he wrote, developed and created a TV show and directed several projects at the school, Brayden rounded out his overall experience in film making, directing, writing, producing, production design, production, casting, etc. Brayden graduated Vancouver Film School’s Film Production Program, with honors, while majoring in Directing and Cinematography.